October 1, 2015

Learn more about the upcoming World Language Summit that will take place in January in University of Washington.

August 18, 2015

Many students could receive Competency-Based Credits based on their knowledge of native languages. Find out more from this World Language Credit video (Russian). Other translations available here.

August 10, 2015

Interested to learn more about our Student Program? Fill out the form and we will get in touch with you.

August 9, 2015

Check out our slideshow about 2015 Student Program.

Student Program Final Video Startalk 2015 from UW STARTALK

August 7, 2015

The last day of Student Program. The closing ceremony was attended by parents, University of Washington faculty, and staff of Consulate General of Russia. We truly enjoyed working with our students and wish them all the best in their future endeavours.

August 6, 2015

After 4 weeks of individual studies guided by experienced instructors, STARTALK students presented their projects in linguistics, history, and media. Experts from Russian community, University of Washington faculty, and STARTALK alumni were invited to evaluate their work. Congratulations to Polina Kosykh (linguistics), Artem Astapchuk (history), and Oleksiy Petrenko (media) who will present their projects during the closing ceremony that will take place at 121 Raitt Hall on August 7.

July 29, 2015

Startalk students learn about airplane design while visiting Alaska Airline maintenance facility.

July 24, 2015

Congratualtions to our 2015 Teacher Program graduates!

July 22, 2015

Today Startalk students participated in a simulated voyage to Mars at the Challenger Learning Center at The Museum of Flight

July 13, 2015

First day of our Student Program. After getting acquainted, the students participated in exciting discussion about space exploration facilitated by Dr. Svetlana Abramova. The day ended with the initial assessment of the students' Russian proficiency levels provided by the ACTFL AAPPL.

July 8, 2015

First day of our Teacher Program. Dr. Bridget Yaden and instructors of Russian, Korean, and Persian at our new room at Condon Hall.

July 7, 2015

Missed our open house? Be sure to check Student program presentation

June 24, 2015

STARTALK 2015 invites our students and their parents to our open house. You can see our facilities, meet the instructors, and ask any questions you may have. We hope to see you on July 7 at 7pm at Condon Hall 601A.

May 5, 2015

STARTALK offers a workshop open to any and all K-12 World Language Teachers:
TPEP (Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project) and World Languages, presented by Lynn Johnston

July 15, 2014 1:00 - 4:00 pm, UW (location TBA)

Outcomes: Teachers are familiarized with the eight criteria in the new Washington Teacher Evaluation process. Ideas, activities, and projects will be presented for each of the eight criteria. Critical attributes for each of the criterion will be discussed, collection of evidence and artifacts will be demonstrated, and examples of how to move from a 3 (proficient) to a 4 (distinguished) will be provided.

Learn more about Workshop

April 8, 2015

Registration for 2015 STARTALK Program at University of Washington is now open.

February 3, 2015

The University of Washington has just received news from STARTALK Central at the National Foreign Language Center in Maryland that our proposal, “Russian in the Sky and in Outer Space and Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century” has been selected for funding as part of the STARTALK 2015 program. Registration coming by early March.

January 24, 2015

STARTALK Teacher Program Alumni:

The UW STARTALK team plans to organize two opportunities for reunions with the STARTALK Teacher Program alumni and other world language teachers.

Learn more about these events.

January 24, 2015

STARTALK Russian Student Program Alumni:

You're invited to come back to the UW for a special opportunity to meet other Russian heritage speakers (and students of Russian), view a great Russian film, hear a brief presentation about the historical context of the film, and participate in a post-film discussion in person and online. (Participants who complete the online discussion forum will receive a special STARTALK Certificate). Invite your family and friends to come too! We'll have refreshments and it's FREE. Put your Russian to good use and have fun at the same time.

Friday, 6 February 2015 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
University of Washington
Savery Hall 156

January 22, 2015

We're excited to announce the second STARTALK-Sponsored symposium for teachers of heritage language students:

Heritage Language Symposium
Saturday, February 21, 2015
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
University of Washington Mary Gates Hall 241
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No cost and 5 free clock hours too!

Get more information and register here

University of Washington Language Learning Center Seattle, WA 98195-4340    Phone:(206) 543-0536     Email: